This game was better when it was called Syndicate.

#1 Posted by BlaineBlaine (591 posts) -

Just wondering how much outrage I can generate from a game people didn't know existed an hour ago.

I'm actually wondering how combat heavy it would be. I'd be a lot more interested in the puzzle solving aspect. Did they say if it was playable on the floor?

#2 Posted by MikeGosot (3235 posts) -

It should be a Hitman-like game. That is all.

#3 Posted by BlaineBlaine (591 posts) -

@MikeGosot said:

It should be a Hitman-like game. That is all.

Are you saying it'll have garrote wire, because I'll pre-order right now.

#yearofthegarrotewire

#4 Posted by MikeGosot (3235 posts) -
@BlaineBlaine said:

@MikeGosot said:

It should be a Hitman-like game. That is all.

Are you saying it'll have garrote wire, because I'll pre-order right now.

#yearofthegarrotewire

Yes. But you'll have to hack it first.
#5 Posted by TentPole (1856 posts) -

Nope.

#6 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19303 posts) -

Can we please not compare it to other games and just hope it's a new original IP? We haven't had one of those since ever.

#7 Posted by MikeGosot (3235 posts) -
@AhmadMetallic said:
Can we please not compare it to other games and just hope it's a new original IP? We haven't had one of those since ever.
How about GEARS OF WAR!?
#8 Posted by BionicRadd (627 posts) -

@MikeGosot said:

It should be a Hitman-like game. That is all.

That would be interesting. As is, it looks like GTA IV with a cyberpunk bent, but only slightly. Im interested, because the story looks intriguing, but I have a hard time getting excited about open world games, anymore.

#9 Posted by BlaineBlaine (591 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

Can we please not compare it to other games and just hope it's a new original IP? We haven't had one of those since ever.

What about Sony Playstation Battle Allstars Battle?

It features all your favorite Playstation characters, like Big Daddy and the princess to that downloadable game I regretted purchasing within minutes of buying it!!

All joking aside, it's hard to come up with a game that no one has ever come up with. Recently, what has there been? That game Notch is working on that basically has an emulated 16-bit processor in it? That's right crazy people games.

It's okay if it's similar to Syndicate, doesn't mean it won't be good. Personally I'd love it if it was combat light. Frankly, I'd REALLY like a combat optional game. It's sad that even in the scenario they created, that this guy is all powerful and all knowing, he controls the city. He's the digital messiah and... he STILL needs a gun.

#10 Posted by FoxMulder (1762 posts) -

This looks so much more appealing to me than Syndicate. I am sick and fucking tired of FPS games. This looks more like a Hitman style game that involves hacking and stuff!

#11 Posted by BlaineBlaine (591 posts) -

@FoxMulder said:

This looks so much more appealing to me than Syndicate. I am sick and fucking tired of FPS games. This looks more like a Hitman style game that involves hacking and stuff!

That remains to be seen. That firefight in the intersection... Motherfucker has guns. 120 rounds in his pistol? An assault rifle. That's Saints Row level armory.

I'd LOOOVE to be wrong.

#12 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4713 posts) -

@AhmadMetallicsaid:

Can we please not compare it to other games and just hope it's a new original IP? We haven't had one of those since ever.

Butbutbut it's totally Deus Ex+Heavy Rain+Black&White+Pikmin and that's the only way it'll be any good!

#13 Posted by Barrock (3760 posts) -

If you complain about it having shooting, I hate you.

#14 Posted by hershelgeorgelives (86 posts) -

Actually I think it will be much better called Watch Dogs.

#15 Posted by HarlequinRiot (1092 posts) -

@MikeGosot said:

It should be a Hitman-like game. That is all.

Nailed it.

#16 Posted by Zacagawea (1651 posts) -

Fuck no it isn't playable on the floor, that is a next-gen ass next-gen game.

#17 Posted by oraknabo (1567 posts) -

If this is GTA meets Splinter Cell I'm into it.

#18 Posted by Giantstalker (1875 posts) -

@Barrock said:

If you complain about it having shooting, I hate you.

Agreed, not having shooting is worse than having it.

#19 Posted by BlaineBlaine (591 posts) -

@barrock I'm not complaining personally. I do find it... I suppose... Dissonant, that they Big Brother scary-ify how powerful the main character is. He reads your email, you have no secrets, no privacy, he knows your medical history, he can predict your decisions like he can read your mind... and he can kill you on a whim (with the guns we gave him).

#20 Posted by ThePhantomStranger (436 posts) -

I liked syndicate when it was called Pong, bitch.

OT: What I'm most interested in was how the player was scanning all those npc's. I have unrealistic expectations that all of them have atleast some minor backstory you can mess around with...

#21 Posted by CosmicBatman (322 posts) -

To me this game seems more comparable to Deus ex

#22 Posted by believer258 (12712 posts) -

I think it looks really interesting. The combat looked boring, but this game seems like it's more about planning the combat out than it is actually doing the fighting.

But then, I could be wrong and this could be an elaborate plot setup for a very pretty interactive action movie #56487945616187916.

#23 Edited by bybeach (5148 posts) -

@BlaineBlaine said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

Can we please not compare it to other games and just hope it's a new original IP? We haven't had one of those since ever.

What about Sony Playstation Battle Allstars Battle?

It features all your favorite Playstation characters, like Big Daddy and the princess to that downloadable game I regretted purchasing within minutes of buying it!!

All joking aside, it's hard to come up with a game that no one has ever come up with. Recently, what has there been? That game Notch is working on that basically has an emulated 16-bit processor in it? That's right crazy people games.

It's okay if it's similar to Syndicate, doesn't mean it won't be good. Personally I'd love it if it was combat light. Frankly, I'd REALLY like a combat optional game. It's sad that even in the scenario they created, that this guy is all powerful and all knowing, he controls the city. He's the digital messiah and... he STILL needs a gun.

He needs to be a wizard.

Actually I have empathy for the three last sentences, as long as it wasn't an excuse for poor mechanics or scenario.

#24 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

The trailer was fucking awesome. The game play was out of the world. So insanely awesome. I said DAM

#25 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4311 posts) -
@BlaineBlaine said:

@FoxMulder said:

This looks so much more appealing to me than Syndicate. I am sick and fucking tired of FPS games. This looks more like a Hitman style game that involves hacking and stuff!

That remains to be seen. That firefight in the intersection... Motherfucker has guns. 120 rounds in his pistol? An assault rifle. That's Saints Row level armory.

I'd LOOOVE to be wrong.

Im pretty sure that was 20 rounds.....  Thats pretty stupid too
#26 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

I just saw the gameplay again. So damn amazing.

#27 Posted by Lamashtu (309 posts) -

@Barrock said:

If you complain about it having shooting, I hate you.

Are you really that intolerant of people that are either a bit burned out on FPSes or that genre just isn't their cup of tea?

I like myself some old-school Rainbow Six, Marathon, ArmA, and Battlefield as much as the Deus Exes and VTM:Bs out there. I half-expected the shooting sequence, but I was still left slightly disappointed that it was in it. I would think it would be kind of cool if the hero had only his hacking tools to get through the world Deus Ex/Vampire - The Masquerade Bloodlines Style.

#28 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5027 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

Can we please not compare it to other games and just hope it's a new original IP? We haven't had one of those since ever.

this

#29 Edited by Daiphyer (1419 posts) -

That was easily my game of the show. Super awesome atmosphere, awesome character designs and great gameplay.

Can't wait to see more of the multiplayer.

Edit: That was the only game in all of the press conferences where the presenter had to wait for people to stop cheering. The only thing, actually.

#30 Posted by DougCL (246 posts) -
@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG: 20 rounds in a handgun isnt all that strange, and it certainly wouldnt be strange in whatever near-future scenario this game takes place in.
#31 Posted by senorfuzzeh (424 posts) -

@MikeGosot said:

@AhmadMetallic said:
Can we please not compare it to other games and just hope it's a new original IP? We haven't had one of those since ever.
How about GEARS OF WAR!?

Lol.

#32 Posted by drunkenpandaren (6 posts) -

Really the problem with Syndicate was the same problem as The Club or even Bulletstorm. Point based system with a barebones storyline.

There's too much hype for so little information for Watch_Dogs it's incredibly dull to read through.

#33 Posted by Sooty (8195 posts) -

Looks like Skyrim.

#34 Posted by BlatantNinja23 (928 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic: it this point, gaming has been around long enough that doing something thats truly original is pretty rare.

#35 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19303 posts) -
@BlatantNinja23 said:

@AhmadMetallic: it this point, gaming has been around long enough that doing something thats truly original is pretty rare.

It doesn't have to be truly original. Just original enough for us to PRETEND that it's truly original. Just to get that feeling inside.
#36 Posted by ahgunsillyo (477 posts) -

Instead of having to shoot everything and everybody like so many other games out there (though he did Max Payne it up and roll across the hood of that car like a total champ), I'd much rather go around and hitting them in the face with that sweet extendable baton.

Can we please get a #yearoftheextendablebaton?

#37 Posted by prestonhedges (1961 posts) -

Hit button to watch people talk. Yup, it's a modern video game.

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